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Legal Ethics

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Latest News in Legal Ethics

  • September 18, 2018

    Chevron Wants Donziger Jailed In Fight Over $9.5B Fine

    Chevron Corp. told a New York federal court that attorney Steven Donziger, who helped procure a fraudulent $9.5 billion judgment in Ecuador over pollution in the Amazon, should be jailed if he continues refusing to transfer his interest in the proceeds of that judgment to Chevron.

  • September 18, 2018

    Firm Must Face Defamation Suit Over Conference Remarks

    In a precedential opinion Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit clarified its guidelines for determining jurisdiction and ruled that an aircraft company could bring suit against a Washington state law firm in Nevada over allegedly false statements one of its attorneys made at a conference in Las Vegas.

  • September 18, 2018

    Firm Ducks Claims It Wanted Cut Of Suit It Didn't Work On

    A New York federal judge has thrown out a suit against patent law firm Niro Law Group LLC by a former client that accused the firm of attempting to collect a portion of a settlement in a suit Niro did not work on, ruling that the suit was filed in the wrong state.

  • September 18, 2018

    US Loses Bid To DQ Orrick In Fitbit Trade Secrets Case

    A California federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from the government to disqualify Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP from representing an ex-Fitbit Inc. employee accused of stealing trade secrets from a prior employer, since her co-defendants — whom the firm previously represented — said they didn't mind her keeping the firm as counsel.

  • September 18, 2018

    Space Tourism Suit Doesn't Belong Here, Texas Court Affirms

    A Texas appellate court on Tuesday upheld dismissal of a $49 million fraud lawsuit against a Houston attorney by a Japanese billionaire who alleged that the attorney duped him into investing in a space tourism project, holding that an agreement between them mandates that disputes be litigated in the Isle of Man.

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